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Cholera Outbreak in Haiti(66 images)

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An outbreak of cholera in the Artibonite River valley, in the center of Haiti, killed more than a thousand people and sickened tens of thousands in late 2010. A quick response from Haitian and international medical organizations has so far helped stem the spread. Still, many people live in circumstances that do not afford them the luxury of avoiding activities that bring them into contact with...
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  • A young cholera patient sleeps on a cot at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A man prays for cholera patients at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Cholera patients lie on gurneys where they receive hydration through an I.V. on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Jill Caporiccio, a volunteer nurse with Project HOPE from Boston, Massachusetts, treats a cholera patient at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A cholera patient makes her way, I.V. in tow, toward the toilet at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A cholera patient carries his I.V. to the bathroom at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Emily Ferguson, a volunteer nurse with Project HOPE from Boston, Massachusetts, gets a cholera patient set up with a fresh I.V. bag for hydration at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A woman works at the dispensary at Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Young cholera patients sleep on cots at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A woman watches over her young daughter, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Young cholera patients sleep on cots at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • Young cholera patients sleep on cots at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A young cholera patient is given an electrolyte solution at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A young cholera patient lies on a cot at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A man with cholera sleeps at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A woman sleeps with her child, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A cholera patient sits in her bed at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A boy watches over his father, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A boy watches over his father, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A young boy accompanies his father, who is sick with cholera, to receive an x-ray at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A boy watches over his father, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A woman and her son, who is sick with cholera, sit in the pediatric cholera ward at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A young cholera patient rests at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A young cholera patient rests at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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  • A mother watches over her daughter, who is sick with cholera, at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Deschapelles, Haiti.
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